An engaging little imp that lives in the villages of the mountains of Carnia. Small, dark, quick, lively and omnipresent, his favourite pastime is tangling the cords used to tie hay sheaves. Or any kinds of ropes or string, shoelaces, hair or darning thread. Generally speaking, he doesn’t persist in tormenting those who accept the nuisance philosophically. He’s not dangerous, he’s just terribly irritating.
Name: BRAULIN – Sauvignon – Denominazione Origine Controllata – Friuli Colli Orientali.
Grape variety: Ten biotypes and clones of old vines found in the surrounding hills.
Vine age: 6 years
Territory: South-east-facing terraced vineyards on marly soil with a good amount of sandstone. 100-150 m above sea level.
Training system: Classic Guyot, single cane with 4-5 fruit-bearing buds per vine.
Production: 35-40 ql/ha.
Harvest: Grapes are hand-picked in the first and second ten-day periods in September. The fruit is placed in wooden crates then checked on a vibrating sorting table.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested very early in the morning. After crushing and destemming they macerate at a temperature of 5°-6° for 2-3 hours before being gently pressed. The next morning the must is decanted and set to ferment with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature. At the end of fermentation the wine is decanted and left for nine months in concrete vats; the lees are frequently stirred until the wine is bottled.
Ageing: The bottled wine is left to rest for 6 -9 months before being released to the market.
Colour: Pale golden yellow with green reflections.
Serving temperature: 11-12° C
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